Today we’d like to introduce you to Amy Dancz.
Amy, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started teaching in the practice rooms at New England Conservatory in 2006 while I got my Master’s Degree there in vocal performance, I also had a day job at a Game Design company doing bookkeeping. When I got laid off from the bookkeeping job, I decided to see if I could teach as my only profession, which, surprisingly, did work. I relocated to First Church Boston where I taught for a year before moving to the Steinert Building on Boylston St where we have been since 2012. Over the last two years, I’ve brought on three incredible teachers to work with me. This month we are relocating again (and hopefully finally) to the Jeweler’s Building in downtown crossing at 333 Washington St.
Has it been a smooth road?
It has been mostly smooth! Space has been the biggest struggle. We have two recitals a year which are held in Brookline Public Library, one of the few affordable spaces for an event like this, and it gets more competitive to book every year.
Finding studio space to teach in downtown Boston has also been challenging, especially now that the Steinert Building is closing for serious renovation. Most buildings in Boston do not want noisy music studios, but the Jeweler’s Building has been very accepting of us!
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Amy Dancz Voice Studio – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
We teach singing and piano lessons to all ages, levels, and genres. We are mostly known for teaching adult students, due to our location in downtown, but we do also have a few children as students. We pride ourselves on our very flexible scheduling, which I think is necessary for busy adults in Boston. We don’t require semester commitments the way that many other studios do. We also keep the structure of lessons flexible so they can be tailored to meet students’ different interests and goals. No two lessons are the same, some students want to master Ed Sheeran’s riffs, while others want to sing Debussy with sweet quiet high notes. These two lessons would have very different approaches!
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I love that Boston is a city with a small town feel. The physical size of the city is very small, so it feels cozy and you often see the same people around town.
I do think Boston has some major race and class issues which I would love to see weaken in the upcoming years.
- $75/Lesson, no commitment required
- Address: Amy Dancz Voice Studio
333 Washington St Ste 212
Boston MA 02108
- Website: amydancz.com
- Phone: 6174589863
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BostonVoiceLessons/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmyDancz
- Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/amy-dancz-voice-studio-boston-2
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